Wind Gap Blue Eagles - Wind Gap, PA, USA
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All-Star Drum Corps seeks participants

The Gulf Coast Drum Corps Association and Gulf Coast Sound Drum & Bugle Corps will host the seventh annual all-star drum corps Mardi Gras weekend on Galveston Island. Participation is open to past and present members of any drum corps. Previous All- Star Drum Corps participants have included members of the Caballeros, Carolina Gold, Cavaliers, CorpsVets, Syracuse Brigadiers, Empire Statesmen, Erie Thunderbirds, Heat Wave, Kilties, Madison Scouts, Mighty St. Joes, Minnesota Brass, Inc., Santa Clara Vanguard and many others.

The weekend will...

January 31, 2004

Chicago Royal Airs seek recruits, prepare for 2004 season

Grace Jones passes away

Grace Jones, wife of the late Troopers founder/director Jim Jones, passed away January 26, in Casper, WY. She was by her husband’s side through more than 30 years of the corps’ history, until they retired from the corps in 1987. Jim Jones passed away in 1994.

According to longtime family friend and Troopers staff member Gene Monterastelli, “She was there every step of the way, in charge of volunteers, taking care of the food and of the kids. From 1957 to 1987 she was on the road with the corps and continued to support the...

January 27, 2004

Florida Brass continues to grow, appoints Wilson to post

Florida Brass All-Alumni Senior Drum & Bugle Corps recently announced the appointment of John Wilson (former Yankee Rebels member) as business manager. The corps is less than one year old, organized last February.

Today the corps has grown into a respectable size and continues to expand at each rehearsal. It is called “all-alumni” because it includes individuals who have marched with corps across the country including the Sunrisers, Hawthorne Caballeros, St. Kevin’s Emerald Knights, Jacksonville Buccaneers, Air Force,...

January 23, 2004

Kilties extend invitation to alumni

Former members of the Kilties Drum and Bugle Corps are being invited to participate in a new message board and forum set up specifically for them.

“It is important to the Kilties as an organization and as a family to extend a welcome to our alumni to again be an integral part of our organization,” said Executive Director Mike Phillips. “We are truly a family in every sense of the word, and we want a channel for our alumni to reconnect with one another as well as be informed as to what is happening with the corps at all...

January 23, 2004

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